December 5, 2014


SUBJECT:    Timely Warning - Armed Robbery

Please be on alert. On December 5, 2014 at 10:44 p.m., UC San Diego Police Department received a report of an armed robbery with a handgun that occurred at 8148 Genesee Avenue in San Diego; approximately .7 of a mile east of the UC San Diego Residential Area- La Jolla del Sol Apartments.

An unknown male approached the victim as he was removing item(s) from his vehicle in an apartment complex's parking lot. The unknown male brandished a black semi-automatic handgun. The loss from the incident was valued at approximately $80.00.

The suspect was described as a black male adult 20-29 years old with a scruffy beard. He was wearing a black hoodie and jeans. The suspect fled the area eastbound towards Genesee Avenue.

If you see someone matching the suspect's description, do not approach, and call 9-1-1, SDPD at 619-531-2000 or UCSD Police at 858-534-4357.

The San Diego Police Department responded and is investigating this crime. If you have information about this incident, please contact SDPD at 619-531-2000 or Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.

General Safety Considerations:

" Avoid displaying and carrying large sums of money in public. Only carry the credit cards you need.

" Be careful with purses or wallets. Carry a purse close to your body, but do not loop or wrap straps around you. A purse snatcher could injure you. Keep wallets in an inside pocket.

" Be alert and aware. Pay full attention to who is around you when you are in public.

If a robbery should occur:

" If you are confronted, COOPERATE! Give the criminal what he/she asks for - wallet, keys, jewelry, credit cards and electronics. Your life is more valuable than replaceable possessions. Don't make sudden moves or try to apprehend the criminal yourself. Concentrate on remembering a description and call police immediately.

" Your safety is most important. Do what the robber says and don't stall.

" If the suspect claims he has a gun, knife, or other weapon in his pocket, believe the suspect.